Chelsea coach Frank Lampard said his team was missing the creativity of injured winger Hakim Ziyech who might make his return in the Blues’ next scheduled game against Manchester City on Sunday.

Ziyech went off with a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s win over Leeds United on December 5 and the Blues have won only one of their five league games since then, losing three and drawing 1-1 on Monday with Aston Villa.

“I think with Hakim, the way he was playing, he was being very effective for us in terms of assists, goal creation, chance creation and some goals,” Lampard said.

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“We were very fluid at the time. You’re going to miss players at that level when they drop out and we want him back.”

Lampard said he was hopeful that Ziyech might feature on Sunday if the game goes ahead – Manchester City’s game…

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